The Resource The tragic age : a novel, Stephen Metcalfe

The tragic age : a novel, Stephen Metcalfe

Label
The tragic age : a novel
Title
The tragic age
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Metcalfe
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the story of Billy Kinsey, heir to a lottery fortune, part genius, part philosopher and social critic, full time insomniac and closeted rock drummer. Billy has decided that the best way to deal with an absurd world is to stay away from it. Do not volunteer. Do not join in. Billy will be the first to tell you it doesn't always work-- not when your twin sister, Dorie, has died, not when your unhappy parents are at war with one another, not when frazzled soccer moms in two ton SUVs are more dangerous than atom bombs, and not when your guidance counselor keeps asking why you haven't applied to college. Billy's life changes when two people enter his life. Twom Twomey is a charismatic renegade who believes that truly living means going a little outlaw. Twom and Billy become one another's mutual benefactor and friend. At the same time, Billy is reintroduced to Gretchen Quinn, an old and adored friend of Dorie's. It is Gretchen who suggests to Billy that the world can be transformed by creative acts of the soul. With Twom, Billy visits the dark side. And with Gretchen, Billy experiences possibilities. Billy knows that one path is leading him toward disaster and the other toward happiness. The problem is--Billy doesn't trust happiness. It's the age he's at. The tragic age"--
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Title
The tragic age
Creator
Summary
Billy doesn't see the point of connecting with the world, but everything changes when the charismatic renegade Twom and his deceased sister's old friend Gretchen enter his life, with one leading him toward disaster and the other toward happiness
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
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10404061
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.E833
LC item number
T73 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
770
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
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True
Target audience
adolescent
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Stephen Metcalfe
The tragic age : a novel, Stephen Metcalfe
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The tragic age : a novel, Stephen Metcalfe
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781250054418
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014034641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
cat49
System control number
  • ocn893783973
  • (OCoLC)893783973

Library Locations

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      9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129, US
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